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February 2015 Events and Activities in the Reno Region

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Super Bowl XLIX - Super Bowl Sunday 2015 is on February 1. Super Bowl XLIX will be between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots. There are lots of big parties in the Reno area where you can enjoy food, drink, and cheer for your favorite team with lots of other fans.

Let it Snow! Community Get-Together - February 2, 2015. Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation is hosting a "Let it Snow! Community Get-Together" at the California Building in Idlewild Park at 6 p.m. The get-together is a free, open to the public, parks promotional event. Dr. Adrian Harpold, Assistant Professor in the Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Science at UNR, will make a presentation on the important relationship between snowfall in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and our local park ecosystems. Following the presentation, an environmentally conscious snowboard movie, "The Little Things," featuring riders such as Jeremy Jones, Marie-France Roy, Mikey Basich, Gretchen Bleiler, Meghann O’Brien, Tamo Campos, and Jonaven Moore will wrap up this fun community evening.

78th Regular Session of the Nevada Legislature begins on February 2, 2015. Biennial (every two years) sessions of the Nevada Legislature are limited by law to 120 days. The Nevada Legislature is composed of a 42 member Assembly and a 21 member Senate. Republicans gained control of both houses following the 2014 mid-term election.

Reno-Tahoe Senior Winter Games - The Games are open to citizens 50+ and will be held at various places around the area from February 2 through 14, 2015.

Groundhog Day - On February 2, Punxsutawney Phil will see his shadow, or not. Depending on which way it goes, Phil's 100% accurate powers of prediction will indicate an early spring or six more weeks of winter.

Free Classes about Gardening in Nevada - Beginning on Tuesday, February 3 and continuing every Tuesday through March 31. Learn from experts about growing a vegetable garden and other plants in northern Nevada. All classes will be at Bartley Ranch Regional Park in Reno.

Dancing With the Stars: Live! - This is a touring show that will be at the Silver Legacy. Show time is 8 p.m. on Friday, February 6, 2015. The tour will feature a cast of the television show's most popular competitors, including this year's winner Alfonso Ribeiro. Tickets start at $59.50 (plus fees) and can be purchased online. The Silver Legacy is in downtown Reno at 407 North Virginia Street.

Broadway Comes to Reno - Memphis - This show at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts will play from February 6 through 8, 2015. Broadway Comes to Reno is popular, so get your tickets in advance if you want to go.

A Note-Able Evening of Romance - Masquerade Gala - February 7, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. Come enjoy music by the Note-Ables, Reno Jazz Orchestra, and Jackie Landrum at this benefit party for Note-Able Music Therapy Services in the Reno Ballroom. Also performing will be dancers from The Ballroom of Reno. You will also enjoy a Philanthropic Foodies Culinary Showcase. Single tickets are $50 advance, $55 at the door. Other ticket packages are available, all of which you can purchase online. The Reno Ballroom is at 401 N. Center Street. For more information, call (775) 324-5521.

Brew HaHa at The Nugget - This annual benefit for Sierra Arts Foundation features beers from over 100 breweries under one roof with "all you can drink responsibly" beer. Over 150 types of beer will be available. This year, the entertainment will be by local bands Mojo Green and Jelly Bread. This is a 21 and over event. General admission tickets are $50 and you get in at 8 p.m. With a $65 VIP ticket, entry is at 7 p.m. and you get special seating. Advance tickets are available online. They are $10 more the day of. The event will be in The Nugget's Celebrity Showroom, 1100 Nugget Avenue in Sparks.

Valentine's Day Dining and Activities - February 14, 2015. Valentine's Day this year falls on a Saturday, giving you a good day and evening to do something special with your special sweetheart. There is some romantic Valentine's Day dining available, and other fun things to do as well.

Valentine's Pajama Crawl - February 14, 2015. Enjoy a fun roving party with your sweetheart on Valentine's Day in downtown Reno.

Hands ON! Second Saturdays - February 14, 2015. Come to the Nevada Museum of Art for a day of fun family activities and free admission for all. The theme on this Second Saturday is "Aboriginal Inspirations."

President's Day - Monday, February 16, 2015. Schools and government offices will be closed.

Chinese New Year - 2015 is the Year of the Sheep / Goat / Ram, beginning on February 19. This celebration is also known as the Chinese Spring Festival.

Reno Wine Walk - Saturday, February 21, 2015. The Riverwalk Merchants present this fun event every third Saturday of the month. Visit any of the participating merchants with $20 and receive your wine glass and hand stamp (with photo ID), then make the rounds sampling wines at numerous businesses in the area. This is a 21+ event. Pets and strollers are not advised. For more information, call 775-825-WALK(9255).

Reno Wild Life at Chapel Tavern - Wednesday, February 25, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Reno Wild Life (RWL) celebrates the array of outdoor adventure found in the region. RWL is a benefit for non-profit organizations that support both the environment and those who revel in it. Outdoor films featuring sports from around the area will be shown on a big screen while Chapel serves up their signature libations, craft brews and biodynamic wines. Raffle prizes provided by RWL event partners Patagonia and local outfitters related to the sport being highlighted that night will be given away. A minimum $5 suggested donation to the nonprofit of the evening will receive a raffle ticket and $20 will get you five tickets. Chapel Tavern is in midtown at 1099 S. Virginia Street. The info phone is (775) 324-2244.

The 4th Street / Prater Way History Project - Wednesday, February 25, 2015. This free program is brought to you by the Historic Reno Preservation Society. It is one of a series, with others scheduled in March and April. All programs start at 7 p.m. and are held in the Laxalt Theater in UNR's Nelson Building, 401 W. Second Street in downtown Reno. These presentations are popular - arrive early if you want to get in. There is some parking available in front of the buildings.

Monthly Reno Beer Crawl - Saturday, February 28, 2015. This event is in downtown Reno where all of the participating bars, pubs, and restaurants are within walking (or crawling) distance. It costs $5 to participate and you can just show up at one of the start bars - advance tickets not required. Crawling is from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

North Lake Tahoe Snowfest - February 27 through March 8, 2015. SnowFest is a ten day winter carnival celebrating life in the High Sierra, with events and activities for all ages. Snow events will be at Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Homewood, Diamond Peak, and Northstar California.

Come in from the Cold Family Entertainment Series - Weekly performances through March 14, 2015. "Come in from the Cold" is held on Saturday evenings in the Western Heritage Interpretive Center at Bartley Ranch Regional Park in Reno. The 2015 series is in January, February, and March. The doors open at 5 p.m. with performances starting at 7 p.m. Seating is limited to 200, so arriving early at this popular event is a good idea.

Grossology at the Wilbur D. May Museum - On exhibit through April 26, 2015. Yuck! That's the likely reaction kids (and adults) will have while visiting the "Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body" exhibit at Reno's Wilbur D. May Museum. Have fun while being grossed out.

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